Hello HIST 490! My name is Rebecca, but I prefer Becca, and like many/all of you I’m a history major. (With a double major in English and a minor in bio.) I’m from Richmond, and have lived in Jackson Ward for a large portion of my life. I’m really excited for this class because of how much I love my city. I hope this semester will be as great as I think it could be.



Hello all,

I am a Senior at VCU studying (after much internal conflict) History. I also intern with a local farm and spend roughly 40 hours a week making  coffee for mostly people other than myself. I’ll look more than slightly tired on most Wednesdays. After I graduate this December I’ll be setting off the following Spring on a 5-6 month journey up the Appalachian Trail. This course is important to me both as an aspiring historian and as Richmond resident and I look forward to what we will see and learn. I am particularly looking forward to re-examining previously visited sites from a different perspective. See everyone soon!



Hey guys,

Like most of you I am also a senior History major here at VCU. Currently I work at Amuse in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as a chef and after I graduate I plan on furthering my passion for southern food by using its history to further my understanding of how it developed. I’m excited to be taking this class with you all and Im looking forward to reading your posts.

Hope you enjoyed the snow, Stoked to see you Wednesday.